• size 19.5" × 24.5"
  • year 2017
  • medium Ink on lithography paper
  • framed In white
  • price $1150
Slant
“The 'Cave Paintings' are artifacts from an alternative future. A place where simple, natural things are cherished. A place void of plastic or styrofoam or racism or indifference. The American system, its history and norms, is remembered like Ancient Rome. Time loses its linearity. The past remembers the future.” — RF Alvarez
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About the Artist

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Robert F. Alvarez (b. 1988) creates visual narratives drawn from his own writings and observations. With a background in advertising and graphic design, Alvarez’s bold images are often centered on issues of identity, where he examines the intersection of text and image to promote a dialogue of reflection and consideration. Working primarily with black ink, which the artist describes as having a distinct “narrative power intrinsic to our documented experiences,” his works are imbued with a sense of disillusionment or melodrama that facilitates conversations and expresses genuine experiences. Alvarez is currently based in Austin, TX.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • RF Alvarez
  • LA-based artist RF Alvarez speaks to identity, image-based culture, and the materiality of his works.
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  • At Uprise
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  • Finding gifts can leave any sane person in a tizzy. To help, we put together this list of artworks and objects for all the people in your life.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with RF Alvarez
  • RF Alvarez takes us into his home and studio to show off his process, inspiration, and jealousy-inducing natural light.
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  • To kick off a new series highlighting some of the amazing designers we collaborate with, we sat down with New York-based designer Tina Rich.
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  • In Good Company
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  • Lush interiors abound at The Inside's newly renovated Tribeca loft, the Creative Compound.

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